Ultraspecialisti® is an innovative start up, active in healthcare.
Online since 2015, Ultraspecialisti was born with the mission to bring patients closer to medical experts by breaking down access barriers to the best diagnosis, care and medical assistance and by the technological advancements and regulations on telemedicine and teleconsultation.
Ultraspecialisti’s advanced technological system, offers patients from any region of Italy to:
– Rapidly identify the right medical specialist for their specific case
– Share with the selected doctor their clinical folder, including diagnostic images.
– Receive the opinion of a medical specialist within 5 business days.
Ultraspecialisti puts the person, at the center of the their treatment journey, offering a rapid access to the best treatments.
Founder & CEO
Graduated in Business and Economics with a Master degree in Sales Management at the Business school IlSole24ore, Antonio Sammarco has gained a long and solid professional experience in the business environment of renowned multinational companies from 2000 to 2015, with roles of growing responsibility in Retail (B2C), e-commerce, in B2B for the Italian and foreign market managing Key accounts and sales networks (both domestic and foreign). He has dealt with consumer products (including high-end) for Retail, Gross and Mass Market Channels.
Doctor and Surgeon specialized in Oncology, Vanesa Gregorc is Coordinator of the “Thoracic Neoplasm”, “Cervical-Facial” and “Melanoma” Divisions at the San Raffaele Hospital (Milan) as well as Professor at the Vita Salute San Raffaele University. She is also Secretary of “Working Group Neoplasie del Polmone” of the Italian Cancer Association where she coordinates activities in various hospitals and Scientific Institutions. Vanesa Gregorc has over 20 years of clinical and research experience in Oncology, with national and international recognitions in Thoracic Neoplasms.
Ultraspecialisti’s aim is to break all possible barriers that obstruct access to the best treatments and healthcare services by putting at good use the current technology and bringing the patient closer to a medical expert.
Through our digital platform (designed through the collaboration of Ultraspecialisti with Exprivia) a patient or caregiver can quickly identify, with few clicks, the best medical expert for a specific medical subarea and obtain his professional opinion in the simplest and easiest way possible. The Platform’s elaborated algorithm allows the safe transfer of all medical documents including medical records, tests and images.
Our objective is to avoid unnecessary trips such as those that every year hundreds of patients undertake while searching for a specialized medical opinion or doctor. At the core of our goal is to facilitate the patient’s medical journey by offering him a tool that gives him access to the best doctors and treatments.
The first need we target is to identify the best medical expert for a patient and offering him a direct interaction with the specialist. The second need we target is to provide a safe and private platform in which the patient can send all his documentation for the doctor to analyze and elaborate his opinion. For specific patients cases, an Ultraspecialista can involve more medical experts to get a multidisciplinary and more complete opinion. For example an Oncologist, can discuss the case with a Surgeon, to give the most useful and qualified response to the patient. Therefore the platform provides the patient with a community of specialists, reducing waiting times, avoiding unnecessary trips or visits.
Our platform also supports doctors in providing a new working tool that allows them to receive requests in an organized, safe and functional way. With the provided technology, doctors will have more time to dedicate themselves to their patients as well as respond to their requests in a more efficient and responsive way.
We have been inspired by the Ministerial Guidelines that since 2010 have led towards the new digital age of healthcare, outlining regulations for telemedicine and teleconsultation.
Besides the direct experience of our doctors, statistical data has also contributed to the push of undertaking our project: “800/900.000 Italians travel to other regions to get a better treatment.” Patients migration is an ever present phenomena in our country and our project is born to avoid unnecessary and expensive trips on the national territory as well as abroad.
“Our project has a strong social impact and was born with the idea to avoid unnecessary and expensive trips on the national territory as well as abroad thanks to the technological advancement in the medical field. We dedicated ourselves for 2 years to the development of the idea, the actualization of the project and Ultraspecialisti’s launching on the market. Not only did it require IT skills bu the sensitivity to grasp the meaning and mission of the entire project.”
Antonio Sammarco – Founder & CEO
The idea of a platform to obtain highly specialized medical opinions, originated from the direct experience of one of the founders, Vanesa Gregorc, highly specialized medical oncologist.
During her long experience in the medical research and clinical field, interacting closely with patients and their families, she understood how difficult it is for patients to find the best solution for their case.
This is what lead to the idea of a platform that respects current regulations and allows a quick, private, safe and professional interaction between doctors and patients.
• Direct contact between medical specialists and patients (or caregivers), facilitating the process of requesting a highly specialized medical request.
• Analyzing the complete clinical documentation to give a highly specialized medical opinion.
Ultraspecialisti’s Service center, whose main activities are dedicated to teleconsultations on the platform, wants to promote a new approach and philosophy concentrated in reducing distances between people and specialists.
Ultraspecialisti also offers customer service support to users that are in need of assistance.
“Medical specialists, with the help of telemedicine, could attend to a higher number of medical consultations, assisting more and more people in their patient’s journey and to face therapy and treatment. Having a reserved space, virtual or real, to analyze the clinical folders of a patient and that is professional, safe and multidisciplinary, is the true revolution of our era. Ultraspecialisti offer’s a successful and effectual solutions that assists both patients and the work of doctors.”
Dr.ssa Vanesa Gregorc – Co-founder
For patients, family and caregiver, Ultraspecialisti.com:
- Universal access to ultra-qualified health services, often accessible only through personal relationships networks
- Allows to obtain a medical opinion (first, second, third opinion) from the best specialist in a particular discipline, resulting in a more effective diagnosis and definition of therapy
- Connects patients with Ultraspecialisti for future visits and to plan a diagnostic or therapeutic path
- Allows patients to quickly identify an expert and if necessary, a team of medical experts that can collaborate to give a multidisciplinary opinion
- Equal access and fixed price for top quality healthcare services
Ultraspecialisti.com allows also medical experts to plan more efficiently their tasks and give consultations following simple steps:
- Receive a complete and properly formatted documentation
- A medical history questionnaire designed specifically for each pathology
- A system that allows to manage and view all medical documents
- Organized system of past, current and waiting consultations
- Easy and quick way of involving more specialists if the case requires it
Therefore the doctors of Ultraspecialisti.com become part of a community of highly qualified professionals that can offer their skills in the most efficient way possible to have a determining impact on a patient’s journey. Working in synergy on our platform, doctors can work together offering a multidisciplinary contribution that results very complex and lengthy in real life.